About Gymsanity Blog

I have been a fitness fanatic since high school, which means I’ve been hitting the gym on pretty much a daily basis for the last 30 years. I also did some personal training in my 20’s (I had an ACE certification). Making some quick calculations on the back of my napkin, it looks like I’ve stepped into a gym close to 10,000 times. This means that 10,000 times I have seen at least one person doing something absolutely ridiculous. Sometimes, what I have witnessed is so remarkable that I have to rush home to call someone. With this blog, I can just share with everyone.

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Return to office and healthcare costs

The explanation most employers give for ordering employees to return to the office is that when employees have serendipitous conversations in the hallway, the company makes more money. Since it’s hard to measure serendipity, no one can say whether this is true or not. On the other hand, one very measurable metric is an employer’s…

Buyer Beware

When the mayor of Miami-Dade County closed gyms for COVID hysteria, I used a palm tree by my condo for punching bag workouts. The smooth bark of the palm tree protected my boxing gloves, I could box in 360 degrees around the trunk, and the circumference of the tree was similar to the gym heavy…

Rearranging my sock drawer

One actual contribution of mine to the world of fitness has been promoting my shin protection method for the deadlift. Proper deadlift form requires that you drag the bar up your shins. For some body types, like mine, this movement involves painful scraping of your skin. My solution is: create thin but sturdy shin guards…